In the multi-tasking world we live in, it's safe to say many of us are looking for either more hours, or better ways to manage our stress and workload. So I thank NPR for making me laugh, with this story, on my (rushed) drive to work.
What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.
Alas, the man has likely traded his work stress for a new kind of stress: unemployment.
Someone should let Peter Whybrow know of this new creative solution. Director of UCLA's Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Whybrow has been studying America's over-stimulated mania for many years. Mary A. Fischer's story on Whybrow notes:
“The idea is not that you don’t work hard,” Whybrow explains. “You do. But you have to be able to switch it off and create space. I’ve made a conscious decision to live a life that is not driven by someone else’s priority.” No matter how good that dopamine feels.